Carbon dioxide in the critically ill: too much or too little of a good thing?


Hypercapnia and hypocapnia commonly complicate conditions that are present in critically ill patients. Both conditions have important physiologic effects that may impact the clinical management of these patients. For instance, hypercapnia results in bronchodilation and enhanced hypoxic vasoconstriction, leading to improved ventilation/perfusion matching… (More)
DOI: 10.4187/respcare.03405


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